Australia

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Tim Flannery: we have to stop our emissions

04 Oct 2007 |
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Tim Flannery, one of Australia's top scientists and author of The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change talks to Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about his suggested mitigations for climate change on the heels of the alarming new report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Flannery also discusses Australia's drought and food crises, relocalization and Bjorn Lomborg's skeptical new book on global warming.

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Permaculture for the post carbon transition

25 Sep 2007 |
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Tim Winton of The Permaforest Trust Centre for Sustainability Education in Australia talks to GPM's Andi Hazelwood about using permaculture to make the post carbon transition. Winton also discusses the free multimedia talks and presentations from the Trust's accredited permaculture training courses, available online at Global Public Media and at the Permaforest Trust website.

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Journalist Paul Syvret on politics, peak oil and mitigation

18 Sep 2007 |
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Paul Syvret, assistant editor and columnist for the Courier Mail newspaper in Australia, talks to GPM's Andi Hazelwood about the forthcoming report on "Queensland's Vulnerability to Rising Oil Prices." Syvret also discusses his coverage of peak oil in the Courier Mail and other News Corp. publications and his own thoughts on peak oil and mitigation strategies.

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ASPO's Stuart McCarthy on peak oil hitting the Australian mainstream

15 Sep 2007 |
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Stuart McCarthy of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas talks to GPM's Andi Hazelwood about Queensland's new leadership, Andrew McNamara's recent appointment to Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation, McNamara's "Queensland's Vulnerability to Rising Oil Prices" report three years in the making and today's coverage of this landmark report in Queensland's Courier-Mail newspaper.

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Pray for Rain: Stories from the Drought Bus

07 Jul 2007 |
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In this exclusive Global Public Media feature, Australian farmers, business people and drought bus workers tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood their stories of drought.

"The government assistance can get people through just on the bare necessities but how are we going to, as communities and farmers, rebuild once there is some rain? Is there going to hopefully be enough infrastructure to make sure those farms become viable again?" -Megan Gerrish, Mobile Drought Assistance Coordinator, Queensland, Australia

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Creating an Energy Descent Action Plan

29 Jun 2007 |
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Rob Hopkins of TransitionCulture.org and Sonya Wallace of Creating a Sustainable Sunshine Coast (CASSC) tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood about creating an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) and dealing with the associated challenges.

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Dr. Albert Bartlett, In Depth

22 Jun 2007 |
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Dr. Albert Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder discusses population growth, peak oil and global warming, solutions and sustainability in great detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood. The in depth interview closes with a brief discussion of A Depletion Protocol for Non-Renewable Natural Resources: Australia as an Example and a look at Queensland's local government reform plan.

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Roger Bezdek Sydney Smart Conference keynote address

21 Jun 2007 |
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Dr. Roger Bezdek discusses the Hirsch reports and peak oil's implications for Australia's distribution supply chains at Sydney's Smart Conference.

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Roger Bezdek on peak oil, global warming and Australia

08 Jun 2007 |
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Dr. Roger Bezdek, president of Management Information Systems Inc. and co-author of the Hirsch report and its follow up, talks with GPM's Australian correspondent Andi Hazelwood about the Hirsch report 2 and a half years on, peak oil, global warming and his upcoming Australian speaking tour.

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Heinberg & Holmgren Australia Tour

24 Aug 2006 |
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Richard Heinberg and David Holmgren recently completed a speaking tour of the capital cities of Australia, discussing oil depletion and permaculture. You can listen to the presentations and download the PDFs from Perth here.